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Why has nobody tried to develop a 3D Metroidvania game on the PC yet?

#11KillerTrufflePosted 3/25/2014 9:52:10 AM
Before this topic, I would have never looked at Fallout 3 as a "Metroidvania" game.
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#12jake-sfPosted 3/25/2014 9:58:03 AM(edited)
Your game comparison are very strange. Half-Life for instance has absolutely no metroidvania attributes.

I absolutely adore Metroid Prime 1-2, though. They are my favorite games of all time and I go back to them constantly on my GC.

You can say the same thing about Zelda-like games which tends to be my favorite genre of game but... we don't actually have ANY zelda-like game, in 3D no less (we have some in 2D from the indie side, still, the indie side doesn't even beat the SNES era yet anyway).

I think games benefit IMMENSELY from being "linear" but "open" in design, with a progressive system like in Metroid or Zelda that makes the game evolve over time, and a feeling that makes you feel you're exploring a world full of secrets, with all the benefits of a more linear world (meaningful gameplay and content, aka the complete opposite of sandbox open worlds like Skyrim or Fallout 3).

But when you just put it like that, how many games are like this?

...pretty much none, nowadays.
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#13KillerTrufflePosted 3/25/2014 10:03:14 AM
jake-sf posted...
we don't actually have ANY zelda-like game, in 3D no less (we have some in 2D from the indie side, still, the indie side doesn't even beat the SNES era yet anyway).


*ahem*

The Ys series would like a word with you...
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#14jake-sfPosted 3/25/2014 10:11:22 AM(edited)
I guess. Ys isn't totally that to me (Felghana and Origin are too linear at least). They're great games though.
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#15AsellusPosted 3/25/2014 10:46:11 AM
The Arkham games do fit the bill.
#16ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 11:52:37 PM
dekou posted...
ajko000 posted...
By which I mean, a fully fledged Sci-Fi FPS centered around open world exploration and discovery.


If we assume the term means this (which it really doesn't, but w/e), there's Deus Ex.


Deus Ex is awful, then again I did only play HR.
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#17ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 11:53:49 PM
Asellus posted...
The Arkham games do fit the bill.


Admittedly, I did enjoy them quite a lot.

However I'm looking for true Sci-Fi, not modern day CSI Batman.
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#18majinbuu58Posted 3/26/2014 12:20:46 AM
ajko000 posted...
Asellus posted...
The Arkham games do fit the bill.


Admittedly, I did enjoy them quite a lot.

However I'm looking for true Sci-Fi, not modern day CSI Batman.


Metroidvania has nothing to do with sci-fi, you clown
#19ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 12:25:42 AM
majinbuu58 posted...
ajko000 posted...
Asellus posted...
The Arkham games do fit the bill.


Admittedly, I did enjoy them quite a lot.

However I'm looking for true Sci-Fi, not modern day CSI Batman.


Metroidvania has nothing to do with sci-fi, you clown


That's why I specified in the first sentence that it be Sci-Fi.
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#20Love_Me_SexyPosted 3/26/2014 5:36:26 AM
ajko000 posted...
majinbuu58 posted...
ajko000 posted...
Asellus posted...
The Arkham games do fit the bill.


Admittedly, I did enjoy them quite a lot.

However I'm looking for true Sci-Fi, not modern day CSI Batman.


Metroidvania has nothing to do with sci-fi, you clown


That's why I specified in the first sentence that it be Sci-Fi.


Then it's not metroidvania.
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